Reviews of Avamere Court at Keizer
Average Rating: based on 3 Reviews
One of the things I am always telling people who are searching for senior living residences is to look for a community that offers multiple care levels, a community that can meet your loved ones needs as there needs progress so that they are not faced with having to move from community to community leaving behind friends and the lives they have built for themselves. This is really very important as it can be hard enough to adjust to one community but the thought of one day having to move to another community and doing it all over again can be downright scary. This is one of the reasons I think Avamere at Keizer is such a brilliant community. They offer independent living, residential care (which is basically assisted living), skilled nursing and rehab (short-term for residents recovering from surgeries, hospital stays, etc.), and long-term care for when you begin to need around-the-clock care or are suffering from chronic conditions that require more extensive treatment and assistance. Residents can literally spend their entire retirement lives her if they chose to which can take SO much anxiety and pressure off of their shoulders. Avamere at Keizer also makes for an excellent place to spend the remainder of your lives, I have had so many residents tell me that they could be happy living there forever.
The community is comfortable and inviting, I love that no matter where I am in the community I see residents out and about, I hear them chatting and laughing with one another like they don't have a care in the world . The residents really seem to enjoy spending time out in the community, there are a lot of group activities and social events that take place frequently around the community and there are also many individual activities as well. The staff and residents are always looking for ways to have fun and to celebrate together through holidays, birthdays, special occasions, fun events, live entertainment, really any reason to celebrate is a reason to celebrate and they pretty much do.
Whenever a resident has something good happen for them or accomplishes a goal or hits some milestone the staff go out of their way to celebrate with them, encouraging them to feel special and proud of themselves. This happened a long time ago, but it's one of my most favorite stories about this community that I will forget. A great-granddaughter of one of the residents happened to be pregnant with a baby girl, and that baby girl would be making the resident a great-great granddaughter for the very first time! Everyone knew how much this meant to her, she talked about that baby and the pregnancy nonstop, and whenever she would receive new ultrasound pictures in the mail she would show them to anyone who would look! She was just beside herself with excitement, however, the granddaughter lived out of state so the resident would not be able to be there when the baby was born. Though she kept on a happy face, everyone in the community knew how devastated she was. As the arrival grew near, she kept becoming more and more excited and anxious. She kept talking to everyone about the trip her granddaughter and the baby would make to visit her a month after the baby was born, everyone knew she was sad, but she kept looking forward to the day she was finally able to meet her great-great granddaughter. Then early one morning a call came in saying that her great-granddaughter was in labor - the baby was on it's way! I happened to be in the facility that day and let me tell you, the residents feet didn't hit the floor the entire day! She was on top of the world. Some of the staff and many of the residents had been planning a very special celebration for the resident. They decided that even though she couldn't be there in person for the baby's arrival that she could STILL celebrate the baby's arrival. They brought her into the main dining room and a section of the room was decorated in baby decor, the staff and residents had come together to throw a party to welcome the arrival of the resident's great-great grandbaby. There was music, games, cake, everything. A few of the residents had purchased some super cute little outfits for the baby, the staff had pitched in and bought a really nice gift basket full of baby necessities. I watched the resident as she entered the room and realized what they had done for her and you would have thought she had just won the lottery. She was in tears and so grateful for what they had done. She said she felt so special and loved in that moment. She told me that she felt so blessed that they would want to celebrate something so incredibly important and personal to her. She told me the staff and her friends made her able to "stop feeling sorry for herself" and to start having fun and focus on how so very special the day was. She said that if she couldn't be there with the baby, being here with her friends was the next best place and she is so happy that she had such close and caring friends to share in this amazing moment with her. I was not there when her great-granddaughter brought the baby to the community to visit, but I was told that the resident felt so proud to be able to give her granddaughter and baby all of those wonderful gifts from the staff and other residents. I was told that she looked so proud of her community when she showed her great-granddaughter all of the gifts. They said that she was filled to the top with glee as she was showing off the baby to all of her friends and the staff members.
This is just an example of some of the special things the staff do for the residents as well as an idea of some of the stuff the residents do for one another. They are a family and they are so supportive, caring, and protective of one another. They share in each other's joys and sorrows and what's important to one resident is important to all of them. This really is the type of resident population that I would want my loved ones to be a part of.
Avamere Court at Keizer is a great community with a super care team and wonderful, wonderful residents. Just take a look, give them a call - just get an idea of what the community is all about because I know you will appreciate all that they have to offer you and your loved ones.
I am a friend or relative of resident
My grandmother lived here for about 10 years. She really enjoyed it, all the staff was very friendly and knew my father by name whenever he visited. They had pretty good food as well which my Grandmother liked. We went over and ate Sunday dinner there quite often with Grandma and it was very decent food, about what you would find at a buffet. It has a very nice courtyard in the middle of the building (it's shaped like a big circle around the courtyard). The only downside was my grandmother had to wait awhile to get in. My grandmother lived in the non-assisted living area. She was pretty sad when she moved out.
I am a friend or relative of resident
Grandma loved living in this place. It was a pretty place, though somewhat outdated by the time she moved out. She made friends and did some group activities, both in house and field trips. They always celebrated birthdays and she spoke of that often. She always liked the food, a big thing for seniors. The dining room was lovely as we ate with her on numerous occasions. We thought the advantage of her being at this place was that she could get more help as she aged and needed it. As it happened we moved and she moved to a facility closer to us.
Location of Avamere Court at Keizer
Features of Avamere Court at Keizer
- Year open: 1992
- Contact name: Vanessa Kudna
- Ownership: Keizer Campus Operations, LLC